E-Mental Health in Canada: Transforming the Mental Health System Using Technology


Key Questions: What is E-Mental Health? How can this technology be integrated into current healthcare services? What are the benefits this approach can bring?

The aim of this document is to describe e-Mental health in Canada and to outline the potential that technology has in transforming the delivery of mental health services. It also describes some key considerations and recommendations.

This paper provides a description and overview of e-Mental health in Canada, and showcases e-Mental health and its tremendous opportunity to transform the mental health system. We also discuss some challenges and barriers to use, and present recommendations for its current and future use in Canada. 


  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • The potential to transform the mental health system
  • Key considerations
  • Vision & recommendations
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Appendix A – International approaches to guiding e–Mental health
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Mental Health Commission of Canada

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What is e-Mental Health?

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